Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership – Yesterday, Today and Beyond

THE HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT FOUNDATION HAS SUPPORTED THE HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM NURSING PROGRAM FOR FOURTEEN YEARS THROUGH THE SILVER TEA. 

In 2001, the HCHD Foundation hosted its first Silver Tea event in support of nursing retention. The goal was to generate private funds for retention initiatives as well as educate the community on the outstanding and dedicated nursing staff at the Harris Health System. In 2008, the HCHD Foundation, in partnership with Harris Health System administration, developed the Nursing Leadership Fund to support nursing awards recognizing professional growth and development and to highlight excellence in clinical practice.

Annually, special recognition and monetary incentives are awarded to outstanding nurses who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of clinical competence, professional advancement, and community outreach. Recipients of this special recognition are nominated by their peers and reviewed by a panel of nurse administrators. In addition, the Nursing Leadership Fund (Fund) encourages nursing professionals to participate in nursing research initiatives that are then presented at local and national conferences, highlighting Harris Health’s high level of excellence. The Fund also has a work-school component. The work-school program is designed to provide funding for nursing personnel to further their education and training. Reimbursement for additional fees and book expenses is available to those who qualify. The Fund results in better trained nursing professionals and an excellence in clinical practices, thereby changing the lives of our patients.  

Fourteen years later, Harris Health System nurses continue work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record patient symptoms, reactions and progress. Harris Health nurses collaborate with physicians in the performance of treatments and examinations, the administration of medications, and the provision of direct patient care in all aspects of nursing. 

2016 HARRIS HEALTH NURSING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Direct and indirect activities supported by the HCHD Foundation

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BOOKS/FEES PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION

STUDENTS

  • 16 Participants
  • 1 Graduate

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

NURSE-LED RESEARCH STUDIES 
Completed or Ongoing: 5

  • ROAM-10-185 – Christy, L., Brown, T., Dompreh, G., Kirksey, K. Critical care nurses’ perceptions of therapeutic repositioning and pressure ulcer prevention in hemodynamically-fragile patients. Qualitative, descriptive design. Analyses of transcriptions ongoing. 
  • ROAM-10-219 – Pickney, E. Servant leadership and registered nurse job satisfaction in acute and non-acute health care settings. Correlational design. Data collection and analyses completed. Dissemination efforts in process. 
  • ROAM-10-230 – Suico, R., Chagolla, J., Daniel, S., & Ramirez, D. The impact of diverse educational strategies on patients’ physiological biomarkers, anxiety, and knowledge of diabetic foot care. New research team formed after former principal investigator left the organization. Study protocol significantly revised and slated for IRB submission in February 2017. Quasi-experimental design. 
  • ROAM-10-200 – Waters, P., George, S., Kirksey, K., Liong, A., Lundeen, S., & Moore, L. Registered nurses’ perceptions of using a shared decision model to make practice and professional role decision. Descriptive, qualitative design. Data collection ongoing (N=18, as of 1-30-17).
  • ROAM-10-217 – Williams, M., Stangeland, P., et al. Multi-group, repeated measures design. Texas Medical Center Institutional Falls Prevention Study. Data analyses in process. 

NURSE-DRIVEN SCHOLARLY DISSEMINATION: 8
National/International Posters 

  • Bland, M., & Maxey Darden, L. (2016). Safe Sleep Campaign. 2016 AWHONN Convention.
  • Corless, I., Hoyt, A., Tyer-Viola, L., Sefcik, E., Kemppainen. J., Holzemer, W.,…Kirksey, K., et al. (2016). Promoting adherence to antiretroviral therapies (ART): A challenge for clinicians. International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa. 
  • D’Souza, M., & Eddings, R. (2016). Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Perinatal Decision-Making in the 21st Century. National Perinatal Association 2016 Conference. Houston, TX. 
  • Grue, M., Jones-Waters, R., & Myles, J. (2016). Drop to Drop: Improving the Chemotherapy Administration Process.
  • Kohler, A., Agtual, M., Mathew, A., Natividad, J., & Nolledo, E. (2016). An Interprofessional Approach to Hypothermia Prevention in the Perioperative Setting. 35th ASPAN National Conference, Philadelphia, PA

 

  • Padilla, M. (2016). People and Service: Improving the Patient Experience Through an Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Approach. Texas Hospital Association Conference. Dallas, TX.
  • Poest, K., Herzik, A., Limb, L., & Quintana, J. (2016). Watch and Learn: Use of an Audio-visual Aid to Improve Visitor Hand Hygiene. 2016 AWHONN Convention.
  • Sorensen, S. (2016). Leading Together: An Interprofessional Steering Team. AONE 2016: Inspiring Leaders Conference. 

Peer-reviewed Publications – 2

  •  Lundeen, S., Sorensen, S., Bland, M., George, S., Snyder, B. (2016). Nurses’ perspective on the process of attaining Baby-Friendly designation. Nursing for Women’s Health.
  • Sullivan, K., …Kirksey, K. et al. (2016). Sexual transmission-risk behavior among HIV-positive persons: A multisite study using social action theory. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES 

PAVILLIONS/
SERVICE

# CONFERENCE
POSTER PRESENTATION 

   
BTH 5    
PACU 2    
W&I 3    
LBJ 4    
OR 2    
W&C 2    
GRAND TOTAL 9    

 

REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
6 Participants attended the October 2016 program (two each from Ben Taub/Quentin Mease Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and Ambulatory Care Services)
Sources of Information: Kathy Emmite, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Education. Lourie Moore, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, Director of Nursing Knowledge Management, and Kenn Kirksey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

 

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